Floods of September 1, 2009: The Emergency Relief Management Unit submitted its final report to the Prime Minister

End of mission for the Emergency Relief Management Unit following the floods of September 1, 2009. As part of the closure of its activities, this Wednesday December 16, 2015, it submitted to Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida, the report end of the six years of management of this disaster which had caused nearly 200,000 victims and cost more than 56 billion CFA francs to the country.

We still remember the outpouring of national and international solidarity towards the thousands of victims of the floods of September 1, 2009, which was a “black” Tuesday. The Burkinabè who woke up that day “with their feet in the water” were not orphans. Thanks to the Emergency Relief Management Unit (ex-ad hoc committee responsible for collecting the resources from the appeal of September 7, 2009), the “wounds” left by the disaster have been healed and the consequences are no more than distant memories for many people. In the presentation of the report made by the coordinator of the Unit, Jean Baptiste Zoungrana, we will retain, among other things, the status of contributions, the distribution of expenses, achievements and weaknesses and finally recommendations.